How To Build A Successful Mentoring Program [GUIDE]

Guest Article By Rebecca Lindegren

Research shows that young workers place a higher premium on mentorship and training than on the size of their paychecks. In fact, more than 60 percent of college and graduate students list mentoring as a criterion for choosing an employer. Companies are responding to these young workers accordingly. In fact, 76 percent of Fortune magazine’s top 25 companies offer mentoring programs. But millennials are not only on the receiving end of mentorship. They are also mentoring more seasoned workers on topics such as social media and other forms of technology, creating two-way benefits.

“How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program” is a guide that offers practical tips for developing and implementing both one-on-one and group mentoring programs. The guide—presented by MBA@UNC and based on the expertise of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty—provides step-by-step instructions that explain how to lay the groundwork for the mentoring program, launch the program, train participants, build relationships, assess progress and evaluate the program’s effectiveness. The school is ranked the No. 1 online mba program by U.S. News & World Report, No. 7 in the country for leadership development by Bloomberg Businessweek and No. 4 in the country for best MBA teaching faculty by Poets & Quants. Use the expertise in this guide to successfully develop a mentoring program at your company.

About the Author
Rebecca Lindegren is the community manager for MBA@UNC, UNC Kenan-Flagler’s online MBA degree. Rebecca has a background in economics, international development and digital marketing. Her interests include content marketing, SEO, cooking, skiing and cycling.